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Top Response for Top Kids

Top Response for Top Kids

Media release 30 October 2006

Top Response for Top Kids

South Island School’s Participation Takes Organisers by Storm

A new event launching in November, Anchor Mega Milk Top Kids, has found overwhelming support from South Island schools, parents and children.

Designed to get kids off the couch and up and active, Anchor Mega Milk Top kids has been touted as the ultimate interschool challenge. The custom-designed event road-show is taking place throughout 7 locations in the South Island during November and December 2006.

Almost 3,000 Kiwi kids between the ages of nine and 13, from all over the South Island, have already signed up to participate in the first-ever Anchor Mega Milk Top Kids series MC’d by What Now television presenter Tamati Coffey and attended by Silver Ferns’ netballer Adine Wilson.

“One month out from the events we have 225 teams signed up,” says event organiser Chris Simpson from Strategic Sports. “The buzz around South Island schools is intense and we’re planning for a lot of loud noise on the event days with screaming, yahooing students, coaches and managers working as hard off the field as on.”

“NZ Top Town for Schools” is how Simpson describes the series set to test teamwork, initiative, problem solving and communication skills with games involving such novelties as massive slippery slides, obstacle courses, army nets and blow up slides.

Events take place in the following towns:

- Nelson, Marlborough/Tasman Trafalgar Park 22 November
- Greymouth, West Coast Victoria Park Raceway 25 November
- Timaru, Mid/South Canterbury Alpine Energy Stadium 28 November
- Christchurch, Canterbury QEII Stadium 30 November
- Queenstown, Central Otago Queenstown Event Centre 4 December
- Invercargill, Southland Surrey Park 7 December
- Dunedin, Otago Caledonian Sports Centre 12 December

School teams will be competing locally for the regional title as well as for the overall South Island title.

With 80 teams of 14 students competing at each of the seven locations, a highly charged atmosphere is assured for this inaugural event.

“We are delighted to have Anchor Mega Milk on board as the major sponsor of Top Kids – it’s a great match because this road-show is all about teamwork and having an active, balanced and healthy lifestyle,” says Simpson.

Silver Fern Captain Adine Wilson will be making appearances at each of the events. Adine debuted for the Ferns at just 20 years of age and has most recently led the team to Commonwealth Games Gold in Melbourne.

“I’m thrilled to be supporting Anchor Mega Milk as part of the Top Kids events throughout the South Island,” says Silver Fern Adine Wilson. “Anchor Mega Milk contains extra calcium and vitamins that make it a nutritious milk drink perfect for school children preparing for the Top Kids challenge.”

Results will be updated daily on so teams can keep up-to-date with who’s in the pole position: win or lose, everyone will leave the day with a prize, a certificate of achievement and a big smile on their face. It’s not too late to enter, so get involved by registering your team today.


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